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Conference participation and workshops in 2023 and 2024

Both Alke Jenss and Alessandra Bonci participated in a number of conferences, workshops and talks, presenting and discussing their empirical and conceptual work in the "Promises of Democratic Connection" project.

Alke presented co-authored work from the project on the Political Economy of Electricity in Costa Rica and Tunisia, invited by the Departmental Seminar of the Institute for Political Science at Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen (24.01.2024).

Both Alke and Alessandra discussed their project work in a workshop organized by Benjamin Schuetze at the Arnold Bergstraesser Institute in January 2024.

Alessandra discussed the project's first outputs at the Atelier Schumann at Laval University in Canada "Défis énergétiques et enjeux géopolitiques contemporains – Perspectives transatlantique et internationale" (3rd November 2023).

In September (6th to 9th, Potsdam), Alke Jenss and Alessandra Bonci participated in the European International Studies Association (EISA) Pan-European Conference and presented a co-authored paper on their project work in the Section on Infrastructures and Global Order ("The (Authoritarian) Management of National Energy in Costa Rica and Tunisia"). Alke presented her paper on Reworking Hierarchies in Hydropower in Costa Rica in the same section.

At the Arnold Bergstraesser Institute's internal discussion round, Alessandra and Alke presented a preliminary version of a co-authored paper (7th August 2023).

Alessandra presented her ongoing work in the project at the BRISMES conference (2th-5th July 2023) at Exeter University (UK) in a panel entitled "New energy infrastructures, old hierarchies of power? Renewable energies and the reconfiguration of governance practices in the MENA".

At the International Relations Section Conference of the German Political Science Association (DVPW-IB, 14th-15th June 2023), Alke presented her co-authored work with Benjamin Schuetze, Prefiguring Politics. Transregional energy infrastructures as a lens for the study of authoritarian practices (published in Globalizations, 2023).

Alessandra also taught in the Political Science Department at University of Freiburg (“Social Movements in the MENA Region"), Winter Semester 2023-2024; Alke taught a class twice a week in summer term 2023 on "The Politics of Energy Infrastructures".